Repurposed DIY Storage Ideas



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I didn’t know what to do with my old books. I rarely read them, they were too tattered for used bookstores, and I couldn’t find anywhere to donate them. What to do? It felt wrong to throw them in the trash.

A little online search gave me a stroke of genius: I could build a table out of them. In a happy coincidence, I was in need of a side table to go next to my sofa. With a small amount of effort, I had a new table and a new purpose for those books.

There are many more creative ideas where that came from. It turns out that a lot of the stuff you might have right at home can be reincarnated as truly useful organizational tools.

So think twice before you recycle that egg carton or throw out that old window shutter. Here are a few more neat ideas for repurposing household items as storage:


  • Create a towel rack out of a wine rack


What creative DIY repurposing have you done around the house? What’s the most creative DIY storage solution you’ve come across?

 Jessica Johnson

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January 25, 2013

About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director Extra Space Storage After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts. Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods. Visit Jessica Johnson on Google+

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